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Avaliação Psicológica

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ZANON, Cristian. Happiness and psychopathology indicators in brazilians. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.4, pp.452-457. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study evaluates the relationship between life satisfaction and depression, anxiety and stress. These associations have not been jointly investigated in the Brazilian context. A sample of 371 university students (64% women) participated, each responding to the Life Satisfaction Scale (LSV) and the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale. Correlations indicated moderate association of life satisfaction with depression (r = -0.41), and small associations with anxiety (r = -0.22) and stress (r = -0.25). A multiple regression model was used to assess the predictive role of depression, anxiety, and stress on life satisfaction. This model predicted 17% of the total variance, and only depression (ß = -0.51) was statistically significant. These results produce validity evidence for the LSV and are explored in terms of possible clinical implications for the development of strategies to increase happiness.

Keywords : life satisfaction; subjective well-being; depression; anxiety; stress.

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